North East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN)

Luke McCreadie

Ahead of Luke McCreadie’s project ...together with the obligation to express for BALTIC 39 | FIGURE THREE, we revisit recent exhibitions of new sculptural and video works at Jerwood Visual Arts and Standpoint, London.

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Cubitt, 8 Angel Mews, London N1 9HH

Dean Blunt

Installation view. Cubitt Gallery, London 2016.

Dean Blunt at Cubitt is as succinct as an exhibition can be: there is a high-pitched noise on a constant loop and one stock image on the wall of a good looking couple enjoying a coffee. Bobby Jewell reviews

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Daiwa Foundation, 13-14 Cornwall Terrace Mews, London NW1 4QP

Saya Kubota: Material Witness

Installation view Material Witness

Dominika Mackiewicz reviews a new exhibition by Japanese artist Saya Kubota, whose artistic practice explores the past (re)stored in archaeological and antiquarian objects.

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The National Printing House, Athens

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 Eleni Lyra, 28 Octovriou & Stournari (2015)

Commemorating 190 years of operation, the National Printing House of Athens is currently playing host to a contemporary art show opening its doors to artists and the general public. Review by Dr Kostas Prapoglou

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The Vaults Gallery, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Chloe Rosser: Forms

Form 4, 5

The images are immediately unsettling because, of course, the human body can't be alive without a head: a brain, a central nervous system. But these bodies clearly are alive. Beverley Knowles reviews

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kaufmann repetto, Via Di Porta Tenaglia 7 20121, Milan

Judith Hopf: ! Hear Rings !

! Hear Rings !, Installation View

For her third solo show at kaufmann repetto, Judith Hopf presents a new body of work including sculptures, installations and a four-minute video animation.

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von Bartha, Kannenfeldplatz 6, 4056, Basel, Switzerland

Sitting on a Branch

Sitting on a Branch, Installation View

For his new exhibition at von Bartha, multimedia artist Boris Rebetez has invited six artists to join him in exploring ideas of space, environment and architecture.

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Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT


Installation view from ALL SYSTEMS…go. Left: Liam Gillick & Anton Vidokle, A Guiding Light, 2010. Right: Miranda Pennell, Tattoo, 2001

‘ALL SYSTEMS...go’ journeys through ideas of the individual as an agent of free will, in conflict, apart or in harmony with the group or collective. Review by Alexander Hetherington

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SPACE, Mare Street, London

Jeremy Hutchison: work the meat, pleasure the dessert

Jeremy Hutchison: work the meat, pleasure the dessert

SPACE Art + Technology presented a new work by This Time With FEEling artist in residence Jeremy Hutchison. For this work, Hutchison presented a new outsourcing model for the affective economy. Meat is a 3D body-scan, a simulation of the artist’s anatomy.

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Vane, First Floor Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6QE

Jock Mooney: Who Are You and What Do You Want

Jock Mooney, ‘Who Are You and What Do You Want?’, 2016, installation view

Mooney has confidently matured in his abilities to perform the role of adolescent artist, having his cake and eating it with two fingers up and no concern to start producing ‘adult’ art, all the while remaining cerebral, provocative and daring. Review by Peter-Ashley Jackson

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